21 Mother's Day Cakes Mom Will Love
Make this Mother's Day one to remember with a cake almost as sweet as Mom. These springtime desserts taste as good as they look, take it from the home cooks who've tried them. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned baker, you'll make Mama and Grandma proud with these easy cakes. From simple pound cakes to decadent cheesecakes, nothing says, "I love you," more than cake. Discover our best Mother's Day cake recipes.
Fresh Strawberry Upside Down Cake
Reviewer Dinah Paul Fox says, "I made this cake for 'my Mother's Day' dessert and it was wonderful!"
Flourless Chocolate Cake II
"Perfect for chocolate lovers! Great for entertaining, deceptively easy to make. Perfect for people who can't have gluten," says recipe creator Shana Hillman. "Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream, or simply dusted with icing sugar."
Mini Cheesecakes III
"This was perfect to curb my cheesecake craving since there are only 4 of us and I didn't want to make a regular sized cheesecake," says reviewer HULAMOMMY. Whether you're celebrating with a small family gathering or large party, these mini cheesecakes make the perfect portion-controlled presentation.
Celebrate Mom with the fresh flavors of the season. "This is a beautiful cake I would not hesitate to recommend or to make again. It's moist, not too fluffy yet not too dense. It has that wonderful richness only butter can contribute and just the right level of fresh citrus flavor," says reviewer naples34102.
Reviewer Angela Ulloa says, "The cake isn't too sweet; enhancing and absorbing the sweetness of the strawberries just like it should." Celebrate mom and strawberry season in one scrumptious cake.
Old Fashioned Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
"This is by far the tastiest, moistest, most delicious pineapple upside down cake I have ever made or eaten," says reviewer Karen D.
Fudge Truffle Cheesecake
This decadent cake has a chocolate cheesecake center with a chocolate cookie crust. Reviewer Ms. Chef Esh says, "One word comes to mind after taking a bite of this…decadent! This truly tasted like a fudge truffle. It was rich, creamy, and almost silky!"
Lemon-Buttermilk Pound Cake with Aunt Evelyn's Lemon Glaze
"If you're in search of a good lemon, buttermilk and/or pound cake, stop here. This one is all you'd hope for," says reviewer naples34102. "Moist, great flavor, tender crumb, not too dense (the small amount of baking soda gives it just the right amount of lift) and beautiful."
Treat Mom to two classic desserts in one. Reviewer sporkism says, "I'm still in awed disbelief that I could make something that tastes this good!"
Grandma's Sour Cream Pound Cake
This poundcake is so rich and buttery, you'll only want to eat it once a year. What better day than Mother's Day? Reviewer Laura says, "This pound cake recipe is awesome! It's moist and dense just like a pound cake should be."
Pecan Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Rhubarb adds a subtle tartness to an otherwise sticky sweet dessert. Reviewer CANADA_COOKIN says, "What a great change from the everyday cheesecake. The rhubarb gave this cake a great, unique, tangy flavour. The crust was wonderfully different... like shortbread."
Simple 'N' Delicious Chocolate Cake
Coffee adds a more nuanced flavor to this decadent chocolate cake. Reviewer 6MOUTHS says, "The cake is delicious plain or frosted and has a wonderfully moist texture that isn't wet or fudgy. Don't worry if you're not a coffee drinker because it doesn't leave even the slightest hint of coffee flavor but it definitely enhances the chocolate so don't skip it!"
Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes
These mini desserts will make your mom say, "Aww!" Reviewer Eliza says, "Each little cupcake had just the right amount of caramel glaze and the little tidbits of pineapple were so much easier to eat than the big rings in the traditional recipe. This one is a keeper! The kids had so much fun helping with this too."
Buttermilk Strawberry Shortcake
This variation on a classic springtime dessert uses a buttermilk biscuit in place of the usual pound cake or sponge cake. Reviewer abapplez says, "I am always looking for super fast, easy recipes that taste and present like you have spent more time preparing and this is a great example. Looking forward to trying all types of fresh fruit this spring and summer with this recipe."
Red Velvet Cake III
Reviewer Jeri Bolin says, "Red Velvet cake is a family favorite, and this recipe is the easiest I've ever used!"
Real Strawberry Cupcakes
"The fresh fruit really adds that special something that you just can't get from a box. They are easy to make and everyone that has tried them loves them," says reviewer Hoondogs Personal Chef Service.
Strawberry Chocolate Mousse Cake
This light and fluffy mousse cake is the perfect warm-weather dessert. Reviewer sweetgirl says, "I made this for Mother's Day and it was a huge hit. This was very easy to make and I will definitely make it again!"
Eclair Cake with Chocolate Ganache
"A delicious, creamy filling on top of a light choux pastry gets glazed with a rich chocolate ganache," says recipe creator Laney Jane. "This dessert sounds fancy but it is so easy to make and it's a definite crowd-pleaser!"
Almond Cupcake with Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting
"The cake was deliciously fluffy and the frosting had the perfect soft buttery texture and salted caramel flavor," says reviewer Adrianna.
Strawberry Cream Roll
For a dessert that will really impress Mom, try this roll cake. Reviewer Deb C says, "This tastes as good as it looks, and it looks incredible. I made the recipe exactly as written with the exception of adding extra strawberries, which I folded into the cream mixture. This is an elegant and delicious dessert which is perfect for company."